This transaction made very clear to me that an agent’s job has many facets – appraising, marketing and negotiating, to name a few – and that Rumana excels at all of them.
To Whom It May Concern:
In September or October 2008, I told Rumana Jabeen that I wanted her to list my Hillsborough home for sale. I didn’t ask her about possibly listing it; I told her to sell it. The reasons were complex and had it not been for a serious medical situation involving my daughter that dragged on some nine months (longer than expected), I would have listed the home for sale sooner.
By the time the medical situation was resolved, the real estate market was heading down, and in September/October 2008, the stock market crashed and indeed, the entire economy was in turmoil. This was definitely not the time to sell real estate if it could possibly be avoided, but I simply could not wait any longer. So into the absolutely treacherous market we ventured.
Rumana had sold my previous Hillsborough home (in a much different market) and I knew exactly what to expect from her. Together we very carefully priced it aggressively; we assessed what needed to be painted or repaired; we did the inspections; we determined how it should be staged and marketed. Inevitably, unforeseen problems (having to do with the swimming pool, drainage on the lot, rodent and possible mold infestation) had to be researched, evaluated and solved, both before the house went on the market and after the necessary disclosures to the prospective purchasers.
This transaction made very clear to me that an agent’s job has many facets – appraising, marketing and negotiating, to name a few – and that Rumana excels at all of them. She does them with exquisite attention to detail, honesty and total commitment to what is best for her client.
The first open house was November 2, 2008. Escrow closed December 12, 2008. People are simply incredulous that we pulled it off. I can’t imagine having done this with another agent and never even considered trying to use anyone but Rumana.
If you absolutely must sell your home, no matter the market or economic climate, you will need to use the very best talent in the industry and, without question, that includes Rumana Jabeen.